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The citizens of the mythical city of Elkridge organized a town council, opened businesses and created their own currency during this year's mini-society held at the Dickinson State University Strom Center. "Elkridge is a mini-society youth entrepreneurship camp," said facilitator Barry Striegel. Twenty-seven campers and four assistant facilitators participated in the two-week camp that concluded Friday.
The sisters' convent located next to Dickinson's Trinity High School is experiencing a face-lift, thanks to a crew of volunteers from the community. The convent currently stands empty. There's plenty of dust to vacuum, walls to paint and windows to clean. Repairs to the windows and plumbing also are under way. While the convent remains a work in progress, it's intended to become the home for School Sisters of Notre Dame -- Sr. Dorothy Zeller, Dickinson Catholic Schools superintendent; Sr. Annette Dobitz, who teaches junior high math at THS and Sr.
The Taylor Horse-Fest is returning this year with its Hee Haw-themed musical. "People have been asking to have it back, so we decided to try it again," said Director Jean Marcusen. Performances of the Tayor Horse-Fest Hee Haw are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, at the Taylor-Richardton Elementary School. "The cast is a lot of returning members and a few new people. Most have been in the show before," said Marcusen.
DICKINSON - Dickinson's Peggy Mayer is the new elementary principal for the Dickinson Catholic Schools' Trinity East and Trinity West. She is replacing Sister Dorothy Zeller, who was named superintendent of the Dickinson Catholic Schools earlier this spring. Mayer has worked as a preschool teacher at Trinity Elementary West for the past three years. She was the unanimous choice of the interview committee, said Zeller. "It will be a great fit.
The cast of the Missoula Children's Theatre summer camp takes the audience to a land under the sea filled with mermen and mermaids. Performances of "The Little Mermaid" are at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. today, July 19, in the Dickinson High School Auditorium. Tour actor/directors of Missoula Children's Theatre Inc. Gregory Kanter and Jason Studley spent the last week at DHS in intense rehearsals. Kanter said the mission of the company is to foster life skills in children through the participation in the performing arts.
The Belfield 125th anniversary Committee is hosting a pottery road show and open house today, July 12, at the Belfield Memorial Hall. The North Dakota Pottery Collectors Society is presenting the two-part program from 1-4 p.m. A slide show and seminar titled "North Dakota Pottery Types" is a historical and visual presentation about pottery made in North Dakota.
RICHARDTON -- From powder sugar cookies to rhubarb slush, the sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery immediately west of Richardton are sharing their favorite recipes in a newly published cookbook. Featuring over 600 recipes, the cookbook is titled "Treasures from Heaven: A Collection of Recipes from Sacred Heart Monastery, Richardton, N.D." The idea for a cookbook is credited to Fran Hauck, who has been cooking at the monastery for the last 11 years. "I came across a pretty cookbook cover that would be really nice for the sisters here.
Dickinson's Nick and Kari Gates have the same hopes and dreams for their sons, Noah, 5, and Benjamin, 3, as every parent.
A barbecue judging school is planned in Dickinson to certify judges for the upcoming "Bar-b-Que from the Heart" -- North Dakota State Barbecue Championship on Sept. 12-13 in Dickinson. The Kansas City Barbecque Society-sanctioned barbecue judging school is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Dickinson's Camp on the Heart Campgrounds. "Bar-b-Que from the Heart" event organizer Mort Krieg of Dickinson said the school is open to the first 25 people who register. "We need the general public to help us by becoming certified judges," he said. "There's no test.
The Dickinson Arts on the Prairie is presenting the aka'Fellas as the featured entertainment during the band shell series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell. The five-man a cappella group was started by Dickinson State University student Ryan Whipple in 2005. It was his dream to get together a couple nights a week, hoping to use their combined talents to entertain an audience of college peers or family members. "Ever since high school, I've wanted to start an a capella group.